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Boyes S, Davis L, Adams G, Mills M, Deutchman M. 2017. MORE Care: Narrowing the rural interprofessional oral health care gap. Westborough, MA: DentaQuest Institute, 35 pp., exec. summ. (10 pp.)

Annotation: This paper provides information about initiating interprofessional networks that integrate and coordinate person-centered oral health care in rural communities. Topics include oral health as a national issue with rural implications, interprofessional practice and the oral-systemic health connection, creating networks and a learning collaborative, state offices of rural health and medical-oral expanded care initiation, and challenges and opportunities for innovation. Examples from Colorado, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina are included

Contact: DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement, 465 Medford Street, Boston, MA 02129-1454, Telephone: (617) 886-1700 Web Site: http://www.dentaquestpartnership.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Collaboration, Colorado, Community based services, Dental care, Health care delivery, Information systems, Oral health, Pennsylvania, Program coordination, Provider networks, Rural environment, Rural health, Rural populations, Service integration, South Carolina, State initiatives, Systems development, Technology, Work force

Bennett KJ, Lin Y-H, Yuen M, Leonhirth D, Probst JC. 2016. Vulnerable rural counties: The changing rural landscape, 2000–2010. Columbia, SC: South Carolina Rural Health Research Center, 21 pp. (Findings brief.)

Annotation: This brief describes demographics of rural America including trends in declining income, population, and health care resources. The brief also explores policy approaches that can serve to ameliorate losses in health care services.

Contact: South Carolina Rural Health Research Center, 220 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 204, Columbia, SC 29210, Telephone: (803) 251-6317 Fax: (803) 251-6399 Web Site: http://rhr.sph.sc.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Economic factors, Health services, Measures, Policy development, Population dynamics, Poverty, Rural environment, Rural populations, Statistical data, Trends

Continelli T, Bruce C, Roberts E, Martiniano R. 2015. A profile of oral health providers in New York State. Rensselaer, NY: Center for Health Workforce Studies, 4 pp. (Research brief)

Annotation: This research brief provides information about the dentist and dental hygienist work force in New York state, including the concentration of dentists vs. dental hygienists, the concentration of dentists in urban vs. rural areas, the diversity of the oral health work force compared with the diversity of the state’s population, the ages of dentists and dental hygienists, and the educational attainment of dental hygienists. Sources and limitations of the data are described.

Contact: Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Albany, State University of New York, School of Public Health, One University Place, Suite 220, Rensselaer, NY 12144-3445, Telephone: (518) 402-0250 Fax: (518) 402-0252 E-mail: chws@health.ny.gov Web Site: https://www.chwsny.org/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Age factors, Cultural diversity, Dental hygienists, Dentists, Educational attainment, Health disparities, New York, Oral health, Rural environment, Urban environment, Work force

Rural Assistance Center. 2014. Rural care coordination toolkit. Grand Forks, ND: Rural Assistance Center, 71 pp.

Annotation: This toolkit contains seven modules that are designed to help professionals identify and implement a care coordination program. Topics include an overview of care coordination and issues specific to rural care coordination; care coordination program models and their characteristics; implementation considerations for each model; strategies to ensure program sustainability; program evaluation frameworks, data sources, and objectives and measures; methods for sharing program results, and examples of programs that have been implemented in rural communities.

Contact: Rural Health Information Hub, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, 501 North Columbia Road Stop 9037, Room 4520, Grand Forks, ND 58202-9037, Telephone: (800) 270-1898 E-mail: info@ruralhealthinfo.org Web Site: https://www.ruralhealthinfo.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Care coordination, Information dissemination, Model programs, Program development, Program evaluation, Rural environment, Rural health, Sustainability

Grinnell Mutual Wellness Program, University of Iowa Injury Prevention Research Center, University of Iowa College of Public Health, Blank Children's Hospital, ACT Program. 2014. Steering teens safe: A parent guide for safe teen driving. Iowa City, IA: University of Iowa College of Public Health, 1 v.

Annotation: This guide is designed to help parents teach adolescents about safe driving. Contents include 22 lessons with examples of talking points and conversation starters to guide effective discussions with adolescents. Topics include basic safety principles, skills for safe driving, special skills for rural roads, special driving situations, and setting guidelines for a child to drive. Information about text messaging and graduated licensing laws are also included.

Contact: University of Iowa College of Public Health, S160 CPHB, 145 N. Riverside Drive, Iowa City, IA 52242, Telephone: (319) 384-1500 Web Site: https://www.public-health.uiowa.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Injury prevention, Iowa, Motor vehicle crashes, Parent education, Risk taking, Rural environment, State programs

Rural Assistance Center. [2013]. Rural oral health toolkit. Grand Forks, ND: Rural Assistance Center, 7 modules.

Annotation: These modules are designed to help professionals identify and implement an oral health program. Topics include an overview of oral health in rural communities, program models and ways to adapt them to meet community needs, and strategies to ensure program sustainability. The toolkit also includes a framework for evaluation, methods for disseminating results, and examples of programs that have been implemented in rural communities.

Contact: Rural Health Information Hub, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, 501 North Columbia Road Stop 9037, Room 4520, Grand Forks, ND 58202-9037, Telephone: (800) 270-1898 E-mail: info@ruralhealthinfo.org Web Site: https://www.ruralhealthinfo.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Evaluation methods, Information dissemination, Measures, Model programs, Oral health, Program development, Resources for professionals, Rural environment

Anderson NJ, Neuwirth SJ, Lenardson JD, Hartley D. 2013. Rural children experience different rates of mental health diagnosis and treatment. Portland, ME: University of Southern Maine, Edmund S. Muskie Institute of Public Affairs, Maine Rural Health Research Center, 30 pp. (Research and policy brief)

Annotation: This study examines two research questions: (1) do patterns of children's mental health diagnosis and service use differ by rural-urban residence? and (2) what is the effect of income and insurance type on use of mental health services? Topics include the effects of children's enrollment in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program on access and utilization of mental health services, availability of mental health services in rural areas, as well as a discussion of policy implications.

Contact: Edmund S. Muskie Institute of Public Affairs, University of Southern Maine, PO Box 9300, Portland, ME 04104, Telephone: (207) 780.4430 Fax: (207) 780-4417 E-mail: muskieweb@usm.maine.edu Web Site: http://muskie.usm.maine.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Barriers, Children, Health insurance, Mental health, Rural environment

Braswell A, Johnson N. 2013. Rural America's oral health needs. Kansas City, MO: National Rural Health Association, 8 pp.

Annotation: This policy brief presents a review of the literature on the oral health status of rural America and provides recommendations for meeting rural America’s oral health care needs. Topics include increasing access to oral health care, service reimbursement, training programs and recruitment, and research.

Contact: National Rural Health Association, 521 East 63rd Street, Kansas City, MO 64110, Telephone: (816) 756-3140 Fax: (816) 756-3144 E-mail: mail@NRHArural.org Web Site: http://www.ruralhealthweb.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Health status, Literature reviews, Needs assessment, Oral health, Policy, Reimbursement, Research, Rural environment, Rural health, Training

Bell J, Mora G, Hagan E, Rubin V, Karpyn A. 2013. Access to healthy foods and why it matters: A review of the research . Oakland, CA: PolicyLink; Philadelphia, PA: The Food Trust, 35 pp.

Annotation: This report provides a current picture of the state of the research on food access, examining the relationship between the “food environments” in which people live and their diets, as well as the relationship between food retailing and community economic development. Topics include measuring change over time in terms of better access to healthy food, the role poor access to healthy food contributes to poorer nutrition overall, and how new healthy food retailing contributes to community economic development in tangible, positive ways.

Contact: PolicyLink, 1438 Webster Street, Suite 303, Oakland, CA 94612, Telephone: (510) 663-2333 Fax: (510) 663-9684 E-mail: info@policylink.org Web Site: http://www.policylink.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Research, Community surveys, Food, Food habits, Food supply, Low income groups, Nutrition, Public health nutrition, Racial factors, Rural environment, Socioeconomic factors

Hendryx M, Gurka M, Ahern M, Putman H. 2012. Childhood asthma in rural-urban areas. Morgantown, WV: West Virginia Rural Health Research Center, 8 pp. (Policy brief)

Annotation: This policy brief summarizes a study to assess rates of lifetime and current asthma for children across rural and urban regions within the United States. The brief describes the background and purpose of the study, which examines how asthma may be related to rural areas adjacent or non-adjacent to larger population centers, to variation in measures of air quality, to varying levels of agricultural and animal production, and to other characteristics such as obesity, race/ethnicity, or health insurance. It includes a summary of the study results; a discussion of policy implications; and tables that indicate the rates of asthma according to rural or urban designation and the statistical chances of developing asthma based on different variables. The study was funded by the Office of Rural Health Policy, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources, Health Resources and Services Administration, Office of Rural Health Policy.

Contact: West Virginia Rural Health Research Center, West Virginia University, P.O. Box 9190, Morgantown, WV 26506-9190, Telephone: (304) 293-7607 Fax: (304) 293-6685 Web Site: http://publichealth.hsc.wvu.edu/wvrhrc Available from the website. Document Number: HRSA Info. Ctr. ORHP00564.

Keywords: Asthma, Policy development, Regional factors, Rural environment, Rural health, Studies, Urban health

Sharpe BR. 2012. Dental hub and spoke project links Kansans in underserved areas to dental care. Washington, DC: Grantmakers In Health, 2 pp. (Views from the field)

Annotation: This document examines ways that oral health leaders can leverage the safety net health care infrastructure to provide services in underserved areas. The document describes a public-private partnership to produce sustainable investments to reduce oral health access barriers and work force shortages in Kansas. Topics include building a network, the Dental Hub and Spoke Model, return on investment, results, and lessons for foundations.

Contact: Grantmakers In Health, 1100 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20036-4101, Telephone: (202) 452-8331 Fax: (202) 452-8340 Web Site: http://www.gih.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Barriers, Clinics, Community based services, Kansas, Oral health, Philanthropy, Public private partnerships, Rural environment, Underserved communities, Work force

Martin AB, Wang E, Probst JC, Hale N, Johnson, AO. 2008. Dental health and access to care among rural children: A national and state portrait . Columbia, SC: South Carolina Rural Health Research Center, 131 pp. (The national survey of children's health 2003)

Annotation: This chartbook examines oral health status, use of preventive services, and dental insurance among children living in rural areas compared with children living in urban areas. Data for the report were drawn from the 2003 National Survey of Children's Health. The chartbook is organized into three main sections. The first section analyzes condition of teeth, receipt of oral health services, and dental insurance among rural children in the nation as a whole. Rankings of rural portions of states are included at the end of each analysis. Availability of dentists is also provided in the national section. The next section breaks down the analysis into four regions of the United States (Northeast, South, Midwest, and West), using the same factors of interest. Next, the chartbook describes the condition of teeth and dental insurance status of rural and urban children within each state individually. Key findings for each state are highlighted. A detailed description of the data and analytic methods used to compile the information presented is provided at the end of the chartbook.

Contact: South Carolina Rural Health Research Center, 220 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 204, Columbia, SC 29210, Telephone: (803) 251-6317 Fax: (803) 251-6399 Web Site: http://rhr.sph.sc.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Children, Health status, Oral health, Preventive health services, Rural environment, Statistics, Urban environment

State and Territorial Injury Prevention Directors' Association, Rural Youth Suicide Prevention Workgroup. 2008. Preventing youth suicide in rural America: Recommendations to states. Atlanta, GA: State and Territorial Injury Prevention Directors' Association; Newton, MA: Suicide Prevention Resource Center, 23 pp.

Annotation: This report presents recommendations for suicide prevention in rural communities. The report begins by presenting the rural context for suicide prevention and then goes on to discuss promoting help-seeking behaviors, data and surveillance, clinical care services, screening and identifying rural adolescents at risk for suicide, training gatekeepers, strengthening support during bereavement, and supporting rural suicide-attempt survivors.

Contact: Suicide Prevention Resource Center, Education Development Center, 43 Foundry Avenue, Waltham, MA 02453-8313, Telephone: (877) 438-7772 Secondary Telephone: (617) 964-5448 Fax: (617) 969-9186 E-mail: info@sprc.org Web Site: http://www.sprc.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to care, Adolescent behavior, Attempted suicide, Bereavement, Health services, High risk adolescents, Rural environment, Rural population, Screening, Suicide, Suicide prevention

Lambert D, Ziller EC, Lenardson JD. 2008. Use of mental health service by rural children. [Portland, ME]: Muskie School of Public Service, University of Southern Maine, 25 pp.

Annotation: This report, based on data from the National Survey of America's Families, examines rural-urban differences in children's mental health service use, and which factors may mediate or reduce such differences. Areas examined include: (1) What is the mental health need of children, age 6 to 17? (2) What percentage of children, with an identified mental health need, used a mental health service in the past year? (3) What role does family income and type of insurance have on the use of mental health services by children?

Contact: Muskie School of Public Service, , P.O. Box 9300, Portland, ME 04104, Telephone: (207) 780-4430 Fax: (207) 780-4060 E-mail: Web Site: http://usm.maine.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Medicaid, Adolescent mental health, Child mental health, Demography, Insurance, National surveys, Public policy, Rural environment, Socioeconomic factors, State Children's Health Insurance Program

National Rural Health Association. 2006. Recruitment and retention of a quality health workforce in rural areas . Kansas City, MO: National Rural Health Association, 7 pp. (Policy papers on the rural health careers pipeline; no. 4: Oral health)

Annotation: This issue paper discusses issues and strategies for oral health work force recruitment, retention, and utilization. Topics include dental work force shortage, Medicaid reimbursement, expanding the dental team, and the connection between primary care and oral health. Recommendations to improve the oral health status of rural America endorsed by the National Rural Health Association, a summary, and a list of resources are also presented.

Contact: National Rural Health Association, 521 East 63rd Street, Kansas City, MO 64110, Telephone: (816) 756-3140 Fax: (816) 756-3144 E-mail: mail@NRHArural.org Web Site: http://www.ruralhealthweb.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Work force, Children, Dentists, Health personnel, Medicaid, Oral health, Provider participation, Recruitment, Reimbursement, Rural environment

Andrilla CHA, Lishner DM, Hart LG. 2006. Rural dental practice: A tale of four states. Seattle, WA: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center, 13 pp., plus appendices. (Working paper no.107)

Annotation: This working paper reports the findings of a study investigating rural dentist issues, such as demography, training, practice characteristics, staff, and job satisfaction, in Alabama, California, Maine, and Missouri. The paper highlights the survey methodology, findings, and limitations and discusses responses to issues including work and staffing patterns, vacancy rates, Medicaid participation, and job satisfaction of rural dentists. Perspectives of oral health professionals on issues related to access to care are also discussed. Appendices provide the survey questionnaire for each state, plus state pamphlets presenting statistical data of individual state findings. A summary is also available as a separate document. The summary presents a project overview and provides charts and statistics on dentist demographics, dental hygienist and dental assistant vacancy rates, and dentist participation in Medicaid.

Contact: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center, University of Washington School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine, Box 354982, Seattle, WA 98195-4982, Telephone: (206) 685-0402 Fax: (206) 616-4768 E-mail: rhrc@fammed.washington.edu Web Site: http://depts.washington.edu/uwrhrc Available from the website.

Keywords: State surveys, Access to health care, Alabama, California, Children, Demography, Dental hygienists, Dentists, Job satisfaction, Maine, Missouri, Oral health, Professional training, Provider participation, Questionnaires, Rural environment, Statistical data, Surveys, Work force

Maloney T, Jurica J. 2005. Improving child find services in rural communities: How to create a public awareness and child find action plan through a community collaboration team. Missoula, MT: Rural Institute on Disabilities, University of Montana, ca. 100 pp.

Annotation: This manual describes a process intended to help agencies determine who are the key players in a rural community and to collaborate with them to develop an effective public awareness and child find program (i.e., programs to identify children with disabilities or who are at risk for disabilities and thus who are eligible for services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)) for the community. The manual is divided into nine sections. Section 1 is an introduction. Section 2 outlines what an agency and facilitator need to implement the project. Section 3 discusses objectives and expectations of the core organizing team. Section 4 provides ideas for planning and leading team meetings. Section 5 defines basic principles and elements of marketing. Section 6 emphasizes the importance of planning for evaluation and contains a variety of forms for collecting information and data. Section 7 discusses marketing strategies. Section 8 provides a list of resource materials. Section 9 includes sample formats for organizing effective team meetings.

Contact: University of Montana Rural Institute, 52 Corbin Hall, Missoula, MT 59812, Telephone: (406) 243-5467 Secondary Telephone: (800) 732-0323 Fax: (406) 243-4730 E-mail: rural@ruralinstitute.umt.edu Web Site: http://www.ruralinstitute.umt.edu

Keywords: Children with special health care needs, Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Collaboration, Communities, Eligibility, Public agencies, Public awareness campaigns, Rural environment, Rural population, Social services

Jolliffe D. 2004. Rural poverty at a glance. [Washington, DC]: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, 6 pp. (Rural development research report; no. 100)

Annotation: This report provides information on poverty trends and demographic characteristics of the rural poor. The report also documents large metro-nonmetro gaps when poverty is analyzed by race, ethnicity, age, and family structure. The report describes rural poverty overall and discusses the dimensions of poverty and regional characteristics of poverty. Much of the information is presented in figures, tables, and maps. The back page of the report includes definitions of "poor" and "rural" as well as more information about poverty research at the Economic Research Service.

Contact: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, 1800 M Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20036-5831, Telephone: (202) 694-5050 E-mail: infocenterers.usda.gov Web Site: http://www.ers.usda.gov Available at no charge; also available from the website.

Keywords: Age factors, Demography, Ethnic factors, Families, Poverty, Racial factors, Rural environment, Rural population, Trends

Population Reference Bureau, Rural Families Data Center. 2004. Strengthening rural families: America's rural children. Washington, DC: Population Reference Bureau, Rural Families Data Center, 8 pp.

Annotation: This report, which focuses on the 14 million children who live in rural America, seeks to increase the visibility of rural families by providing data-based information about their social, economic, and demographic characteristics, and by comparing the status of families and children living in rural and urban areas. Statistical information is presented in figures and tables throughout the report.

Contact: Population Reference Bureau, 1875 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 520, Washington, DC 20009, Telephone: (800) 877-9881 Fax: (202) 328-3937 E-mail: popref@prb.org Web Site: http://www.prb.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Demography, Economic factors, Families, Poverty, Racial factors, Rural environment, Rural population, Social factors

Cason KL, Snyder A. 2004. The health and nutrition of Hispanic migrant and seasonal farm workers. Harrisburg, PA: Center for Rural Pennsylvania, 18 pp.

Annotation: This report describes a study of migrant and seasonal farm workers in Chester and Adams counties, Pennsylvania. Topics include how the study population is defined and characteristics of the study counties and Pennsylvania's migrant and seasonal farm workers. The study methodology is detailed and results are discussed including demographic characteristics, food choices and influences on food choices, dietary acculturation, food sufficiency practices, and nutrition education. Focus group and key informant interviews are summarized and discussion of barriers to achieving good nutrition, meeting health care needs, and participation in food assistance programs are highlighted. Additional discussion provides conclusions and policy considerations.

Contact: Center for Rural Pennsylvania, 200 North Third Street, Suite 600, Harrisburg, PA 17101, Telephone: (717) 787-9555 Fax: (717) 772-3587 E-mail: info@ruralpa.org Web Site: http://www.ruralpa.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Barriers, Farm workers, Health services, Hispanic Americans, Migrants, Nutrition, Pennsylvania, Rural environment, Social services

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This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.